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David Hockney ('Self-Portrait with Charlie')

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David Hockney ('Self-Portrait with Charlie'), by David Hockney, 2005 - NPG 6819 - © David Hockney, Collection National Portrait Gallery, London<br />

© David Hockney, Collection National Portrait Gallery, London

David Hockney ('Self-Portrait with Charlie')

by David Hockney
oil on canvas, 2005
72 in. x 36 in. (1829 mm x 914 mm)
Purchased with help from the proceeds of the 150th anniversary gala and Gift Aid visitor ticket donations, 2007
Primary Collection
NPG 6819


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  • David Hockney (1937-), Artist. Sitter in 47 portraits, Artist associated with 12 portraits.

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This work is one of a series of large-scale single and double figure paintings made by the artist in his Hollywood Hills studio in 2005, all of which were completed in just a few sittings. Hockney worked directly onto the canvas in oils, without photographic reference or preparatory drawings. The work sets up a triangular exchange of gazes between the viewer, the artist and the model, friend and New York-based curator, Charlie Scheips.

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